Good morning afternoon!
Needless to say, my legs are sore and I have hunger that can’t be satisfied.
After I completed my 12 mile marathon training run yesterday morning, I ate, showered, napped, then put Jackie-dog in the car for an adventure! I haven’t taken her on a solid hike in a few months, so yesterday afternoon seemed like the perfect day for it.
Before leaving, I prepared an AB&J sandwich.
We headed about 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta to Red Top Mountain State Park. I saw on the park’s website that there’s a 5.5 mile loop partially along the shores of Lake Allatoona, and since my little pup is a fish in the water, it seemed perfect.
The trails were beautiful, but it sure was H-O-T!
While she swam, I enjoyed my peanut butter chocolate chip LaraBar.
After all the swimming, we had another 3.5 or 4 miles left to hike. It was a pretty hilly trail, but nothing too intense. I was definitely soaked by the time we finished. I’m not sure, but I think Jackie had a great time.
Despite having an awesome hike with Jackie-dog, the combination of running 12 miles in the A.M. and hiking 5.5 miles in the P.M. made for some sore legs and a hungry belly!
Spinach, mixed frozen berries, wheat germ, xanthan gum, açai powder, maca powder, banana, and almond milk.
When dinner rolled around an hour or two later I was ravenous a bit hungry. I ended up meeting my friends Alejandra, Sanju, and Lori at FIGO, a pasta place.
It was absolutely delish! The pasta was doughy and fresh, and the sauce contained a heaping pile of veggies including tomatoes, broccoli, green peas, spinach, garlic, and basil. It was light and flavorful. Sooooo good.
Once I returned home, it was time to hit the hay. I am proud to say that I slept a full 10 hours last night!!!! Whooop whooop! I am going to need the extra rest, because today through Thursday I have rehearsal every day, and then Friday through Sunday are the actual shows. That means if I want to run at all this week, it’s going to have to be at 6 A.M. This is going to be a loooooong week, my friends.
After my luxurious night of rest, I woke up to a heaping bowl of V.O.O.s. This batch contained the usual suspects: oats, chia seeds, brown rice protein powder, almond milk, mashed banana, almond butter, and topped with cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes, and maple syrup. Perfection!
Despite my hearty breakfast, I think my body is still politely requesting screaming for calories after yesterday’s nearly 18 miles! So only 2 hours after my oats, I made a SIAB. I devoured it before I even thought of taking a photo. Ooops.
Now I’m going to brush up on my lines before rehearsal this afternoon and contemplate my next meal. Soooo hungry! I think a trip to Whole Foods is in my future this evening.
Have a wonderful day!